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Kalamazoo KG - 1967


Guitar makers have advertised in music magazines such as Down Beat, Guitar Player and very many more. Some manufacturers advertised widely (Guild, Gibson, Fender) but many more didn't and adverts are few and far between. Here are some of my favourite ads out of the ones i've seen. You can browse through all the images from the category links above, or by manufacturer from the links below.

AMPS
Ampeg, Leslie, Marshall, Orange, Peavey, Sunn
GUITARS
Epiphone, Fender, G&L, Gibson, Gretsch, Guild, Hagstrom, Harmony, Martin, Music Man, Rickenbacker, Vox

1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1967 Epiphone Ad featuring a psychedelic fish playing an Epiphone Riviera 1967 Fender Ad - Full Colour Sound
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman
1973 Fender Stratocaster add - The Worlds Favourite Flying Machine 1972 Gibson Ad featuring BB King - The Man And The Woman

Vintage Kalamazoo guitars for sale

 Gibson ES-335 Pro, vintage 1980 manufactured in Kalamazoo Mi. Dot inlays,  

CUYAHOGA FALLS, OHIO, 44221, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2995

Gibson ES-335 Pro, vintage 1980 manufactured in Kalamazoo Mi. Gibson ES-335 Pro, vintage 1980 manufactured in Kalamazoo Mi. Double cutaway, semi-hollow body, arched maple top and back, and maple sides, 2 unbound "F" holes, 22 fret bound rosewood fingerboard with DOT inlays. Tuno-o-matic bridge, stop tailpiece, raised black pickguard, and 2 exposed Humbucker pickups. 4 speed knobs, (2 volume, 2 tone) and a 3 way pickup switch in antique sunburst finish. All original with no modifications. My ... more

1967 VINTAGE Epiphone Riviera 12 / 6 string conversion Made in Kalamazoo by Gibson

NYACK, NEW YORK, 10960, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2500

Continental USA ONLY (lower 48 states)! FREE SHIPPING! This is a USA made, VINTAGE Epiphone Gibson Riviera 12 string conversion. Made in Kalamazoo in 1967 by the same guys who built ES 335, 345, 355 .etc. It is completely equal in build quality to all other Gibsons. Basically a 335 with mini-hums, ( " Patent No Sticker" humbuckers) which give it a little bit more brightness and clarity. It started life as a 12-string guitar, somewhere along the line the owner converted it to a six string using ... more

Vintage 1966 Epiphone Coronet guitar - by Gibson in Kalamazoo - Les Paul SG Jr.

AKRON, OHIO, 44303, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2300

Vintage 1966 Epiphone Coronet Electric Guitar - Made by Gibson in Kalamazoo, Michigan - 53 years ago Great playing and sounding electric guitar, all the way up and down the fretboard. Excellent punch, tone, sustain and harmonics. 100% original except for the Epi knobs having been replaced with original 1960's Gibson reflector knobs (not repros). Case not included. Maestro vibrato was taken off years ago, and is not included. Batwing headstock. Never heard anyone else mention this, but I find it ... more

Kalamazoo Vintage Acoustic Guitar 1940s Tobacco Sunburst

REDONDO BEACH, CALIFORNIA, 90277, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$2054

This acoustic guitar is "Pre-Owned" but in Great Condition considering its age It has a Great Looking tobacco sunburst finish. The neck is Comfortable to Play and has 19 frets Some of the finish has come off the back of the neck and headstock And there are two scratches on the body near the bridge. These are only cosmetic blemishes. The guitar is Fully Functional This guitar has aged like a fine wine It has a Great Vibe and sound to it It looks similar to something Django Reinhardt would play ... more

1968 Epiphone Frontier FT110 Kalamazoo made Flamey Maple Dove

THOUSAND OAKS, CALIFORNIA, 91360, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1999

1968 Epiphone FT-110 Frontier (as played by, among other, Gram Parsons) This model is essentially the same as the Gibson Dove, same maple back and sides. The Frontier has a rosewood fingerboard and a mahogany neck. Made in the same Kalamazoo, MI factory as the Gibsons from the same era. A wonderfully made guitar made to the highest standards! Nice original condition with the rare sunburst finish. New refret with standard sized Gibson Jumbo frets, so it plays excellently. Plenty of saddle left so... more

Epiphone 1963 eldorado ft90 acoustic guitar made by Gibson in Kalamazoo Michigan

WILLIAMSBURG, MASSACHUSETTS, 01096, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

$1950

the instrument plays fine and the images speak for themselves, serial no. 310920... more

Vintage Kalamazoo 1930's Pre War Gibson EH-150 Lap Steel Guitar W / OHSC

BUFFALO, NEW YORK, 14201, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

C $1591

This is a Really cool Kalamazoo Lap Steel The Lap is in very nice condition and comes with original case and also come with a few slides and accessories. This seems to be an early Kalamazoo definitely Gibson Made . seems to be in the ET-125 style series . The instrument seems to be all original one knob is black and one is brown some play wear and tear. a really cool Krackle finish . The Brown burst finish is really nice. has nice vivid color The lap works and plays . Might need some ... more

1963 Epiphone Rivoli Bass Guitar EBV232 Kalamazoo, Michigan Label London

LONDON, N6, UNITED KINGDOM

£1500

1963 Epiphone Rivoli Bass Guitar EBV232 w / Serial Label Kalamazoo, Michigan Please scroll down to see 50 pictures, if you'd like a photo of anything else, please let me know This has had repair work done to the front, with a new push switch, new knobs fitted and a refret refinishOriginal pots / electrics inside, one wire had to be extended Label with serial number visible inside, serial number is also on the head Some wear, marks and checking as you can see in the pictures below Fitted ... more

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